David Starr Jordan (1851-1931)

American ichthyologist. President of Stanford University. Jordan was a selectionist at the turn of the century, opposing both mutationists and neo-Lamarckians. First head of the Committe on Eugenics of the American Breeders Association (1906), at a time when Galton's ideas on eugenics were first being widely discussed in the United States.

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